This is the 25th year that Wolfgang Puck has catered the official Oscars after-party. So how does he pull it off year after year? Also, we explore some controversial french fry rankings. Writer and photographer Austin Bush dishes on the food of Northern Thailand, and we learn about an exciting new taco stand from Bill Addison. Plus: gentrification in Virgil Village.
French fry fight, the Oscars & Wolfgang, Northern Thai food
From this Episode:
A taste of Wolfgang Puck’s 25th Oscars menu
The 91st Academy Awards are this Sunday, and while many will be watching, one of the night’s biggest events won’t be on TV: the Governors Ball.
8 min, 9 sec
Unpacking the LA Times’ french fry power rankings
Recently the LA Times Food section put out its official fast food French fry power rankings of 19 different restaurants.
12 min, 22 sec
“The Food of Northern Thailand”
What do you know of Northern Thai cuisine besides khao soi? Austin Bush is an American writer and photographer who makes his home in Thailand.
13 min, 16 sec
Tacos and showmanship at Tacos 1986
LA Times restaurant critic Bill Addison talks with Evan about Tacos 1986 , a buzzy Tijuana-style taco stand luring crowds at Koreatown and at Smorgasburg LA with...
5 min, 57 sec
Displacement in Virgil Village
TheLAnd magazine is a new source of local journalism in the spirit of the alt-weekly. The first issue features a photo essay of women in LA’s Virgil Village...
8 min, 34 sec